Destitutes, Double Bridles & Delicious Ice-Cream

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Greatwood Ex-Racehorse Rehabilitation Every since I was privy to some investigative journalism on animal charities, including a big name animal charity, I’ve always been skeptical first of these charities, particularly animal welfare ones. I happy to report I afford Greatwood, which re-homes neglected & unwanted ex-racehorses no such skepticism, having just returned from an open day…

Wilton Horse Trials – Another ‘Stately’ Event

Dressage in the ‘stately’ surroundings of Wilton House With a rare free weekend, and nothing better planned than cutting the lawns, I decided to go and take a look at Wilton Horse Trials, particularly as it’s only a 30 minutes or so from home. So armed with digi camera & camcorder off I went. This…

Barbury Castle Horse Trials 2010 – A weekend of hot competition to match the weather

With a high of 27 degrees and no shade this was one very hot and dry event. How Barbury manages to battle these conditions is with the old established turf, that at least muffles the rock hard ground on this chalk down land.  Since it started 5 years ago, I’ve been to Barbury as a…